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Medieval Castle Remains Uncovered in England

Thursday, August 5, 2021

SHROPSHIRE, ENGLAND—BBC News reports that remains of a castle thought to date to the mid-thirteenth century have been discovered on the grounds of Soulton Hall, an Elizabethan manor near the market town of Wem, some nine miles north of Shrewsbury. Archaeologists have uncovered a substantial wall, a moat bridge, and wooden blocks, as well as medieval artifacts, including a pilgrim's badge, ceramic fragments, and an ampulla, a type of flask intended to carry holy water. To read about a fortress built after the Norman invasion of England, go to "Inside the Anarchy."

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